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  • Saturday, July 11, 2020 11:00 AM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    Notice From VPAN

    Because of Covid-19, VPAN has had to realize that the uncertainty the pandemic has created regarding the opening of theatres, the gathering of more than 50 people, and the possibility of a second wave of the virus has created a serious problem for us.

    Accordingly, the Board has, regretfully, decided that our only course of action is to cancel all concerts for the 2020-2021 season, both the Three for the Show series and the Young Artists’ Showcase.  We do not take this decision lightly, but feel it is in the best interests of all.

    The Board of VPAN wishes to thank all its supporters, and particularly its subscribers, for their continued support over the years.  Next spring we will be in touch with all of you regarding the 2021-2022 season.


  • Thursday, April 09, 2020 4:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)


    The Town of Newmarket Recreation & Culture Department is happy to launch our new website: newmarket.ca/HomeSweetHome today, which is full of helpful, healthy, educational and fun ideas for the whole family to enjoy while staying at home and social distancing. Town staff are sharing our favourite links and resources to help our community stay active, healthy and connected at home.  It is just one of the many ways the Town of Newmarket is helping our citizens to #flattenthecurve and keep our community engaged until we can once again open our facilities and deliver the great programs and events we
    all love! 

    We invite you to share your moments on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag us @TownofNewmarket and hashtag #HomeSweetHome and #Newmarket.


    Below is what the page looks like and just some of the content and ideas we are sharing on a weekly basis to keep us all busy, active, healthy and engaged.
    Be sure to check it out today and check back often as we’ll be continually updating the site with new information every week!



  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:30 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    From the very beginning of VPAN Maryann Vigliotta has been our Graphic Artist. She has been responsible for putting together every one of our brochures, programs, posters and banners, and the posters she does for us on a volunteer basis. She has always done a first-rate job, and we deeply appreciate her skill, her willingness, and her good nature.


  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    VPAN, in partnership with ORMTA (Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association) has sponsored two Master Classes by featured artists in our Three For The Show series of concerts. The first was on May 1, 2016 with the Fung-Chiu Piano Duo, and the second was on March 5, 2017 with Maxim Bernard, Pianist. Master Classes are an excellent way for young musicians to receive encouragement and helpful critiques from professionals, and VPAN was pleased to offer this opportunity to the young participants.


  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:55 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    VPAN’s scrapbook depicts all the artists we have showcased over the years both in the Three For The Show series of concerts, and in the Young Artists Showcase. Every year about six new pages are added, and every year the digitizers at the Newmarket Library do us the great favour of adding these new pages to the on-line version of the scrapbook. We wish to thank them for their continued good will.


  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:00 AM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    After organizing VPAN’s Young Artists Showcase for nine successful years,  Linda Condy has retired from VPAN. During her tenure, she enlarged the “Performing” part of our name by including actors and dancers in her concerts.

    George Vandikas, a well-known local music teacher, has volunteered to assume responsibility for this concert. We welcome him to VPAN, and are confident the concerts will continue at the same level of excellence.


  • Thursday, August 01, 2019 12:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)



    Since the inception of the Newmarket Celebrates the Arts Grant program, VPAN has been the very fortunate and grateful recipient of nine grants: five for our Young Artists’ Showcase, two for The Shoestring Opera, and two for two concerts in our Three For the Show series of concerts. We appreciate the attention the Town has given to classical music and the encouragement that they have given to the young performers through these grants. In fact, we have received two grants for the coming year, one for the Young Artists’ Showcase and one for our first concert on November 3, 2019 featuring Leslie Fagan, soprano, Guy Few, trumpet and Lorin Shalanko, piano. The Grant Program is a clear indication that the Town of Newmarket is serious about encouraging the arts in Newmarket.


  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 2:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    Since the year of our 10th anniversary (2008) VPAN has had a liaison with Media Arts teacher, Lori Richards, at Newmarket High School. Every year she has given her Media Arts class the assignment to design the cover for both our brochure and program cover; each year we have had 30 or so designs to choose from, and each year we have been able to find one that is pleasing and eye-catching. Unfortunately, last year Lori moved to another school and became their Librarian; we will miss her. We are lucky that the new Media Arts teacher, Samantha Hutchings, has agreed to take over where Lori left off, and the design this year is from her class assignment. Our association with Newmarket High School’s media Arts teachers is a wonderful example of school-community cooperation.


  • Monday, July 01, 2019 9:35 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    Greetings, Music Lovers.

    The 2019-2020 season for "THREE for the SHOW" has been announced.

    The dates and performers are:

    November 3, 2019 Leslie Fagan SOPRANO

    Guy Few, Trumpet; Lorin Shalanko, Piano

    March 1, 2020 Bridge+Wolak Duo

    ACCORDION and CLARINET

    March 29, 2020 Rivka Golani VIOLA and

    Angela Park PIANO

    Details and bios are posted on the events pages.

    See you in the Fall 2019.

    VPAN CONCERT committee.




  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:00 PM | Barrie Braiden (Administrator)

    2018/ 2019 Season Announcement -VPAN Performers

    Good news!

    The thrilling new 2018-2019 season has been announced.

    For further details, see our 2018-2019 Banner 

    Series tickets are now available - 2018 -2019 Series/Tickets.

    Enjoy you 2018 summer!

    We look forward to seeing you once again in the FALL for the 22nd season of VPAN.


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